The Özata Shipyard in Turkey has delivered the first of three KSP02 freezer crabber vessels for the North-West Fishing Consortium, which operates from Murmansk.
The 73.44 metre, 16.60 metre breadth Arktur has been designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau and it is built to operate on Kamchatka and opilio crab in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea.
The factory deck on board has capacity to process 30 tonnes of snow crab per 24 hours to produce 20 tonnes of product, and when working on Kamchatka crab the factory can handle 60 tonnes of raw material with a 40 tonne/day yield.
Processed and cooked products are stored in the 1750 cubic metre fishroom.
Arktur has been built with electric-hydraulic deck equipment for handling traps, remote controlled 1 tonne/20 metre and 3 tonne/10 metre deck cranes for port operations, and two aft booms for transshipping products at sea. Accommodation on board is for a crew of up to 40.
Image: Marine Engineering Bureau